Integrative Medicine Online Education Courses

Integrative Medicine Online Education Courses

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An integral component of MSK’s mission to conquer cancer is our commitment to providing licensed and certified healthcare professionals from around the world with easy access to high-quality learning opportunities in integrative oncology. We partner with the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM) and other organizations to provide online training in these areas:

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Herbal Formulations in Cancer Supportive Care

In this course, learners will explore six Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) herbal formulations that may help people with cancer manage some of the common symptoms they experience. Become comfortable and confident in guiding patients on the use of these herbal formulations by learning about the composition, indications, contraindications, and the evidence base to help patients manage their responses to their therapeutic plan.

Credit: The NCCAOM has designated this distance online education course with 7.5 Professional Development Activity (PDA) points.

Integrative Breast Oncology

In this course, you will enhance your proficiency in communicating with patients about evidence-based uses of integrative medicine modalities and learn how to identify safe and supportive integrative therapies for breast cancer-related symptoms and side effects.

Credit: Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center designates this enduring material for a maximum of 5.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Fundamentals of Integrative Oncology

Advances in early detection, surgical techniques, and pharmacological treatments have made it possible for people with cancer to live more actively than ever before. Health systems nationwide have responded to improvement in outcomes and survival rates with making clinical services about integrative and wellness therapies more accessible. This multidisciplinary course provides oncologists, advanced practice providers, and other healthcare providers who specialize in cancer care with essential guidelines for making safe and personalized recommendations for the use of integrative therapies to their patients. Learners will study the current state of evidence for the use of non-pharmacologic approaches to improve cancer-related side effects such as chronic pain, insomnia, nausea and vomiting, and stress.

Credit: The NCCAOM has designated this distance online education course with 4 Professional Development Activity (PDA) points.

Integrative Management of Insomnia

Insomnia affects up to half of people diagnosed with cancer and has significant effects on patients’ quality of life. Despite the prevalence, insomnia often goes undiagnosed and therefore, untreated. This course will empower health care professionals to assess and accurately diagnose insomnia. Results of new and innovative research that offer strong evidence supporting the use of various integrative therapies and non-drug interventions for insomnia will also be presented. By completing this course, cancer care providers will be able to confidently address insomnia and guide patients to make personalized treatment choices.

Fundamentals of Oncology Acupuncture

In this introduction for licensed acupuncturists, students learn to apply acupuncture therapy to address the physical and emotional side effects of cancer treatments. Please note that the modules from Advances in Oncology Acupuncture: Clinical Research and Symptom Management are also included in this comprehensive course.
Credit: The NCCAOM has designated this distance online education course with 12.5 Professional Development Activity (PDA) points

Advances in Oncology Acupuncture: Clinical Research and Symptom Management

In this condensed version of Fundamentals of Oncology Acupuncture, acupuncturists will learn how they fit within the model of providing comprehensive palliative care to cancer patients and will be given guidelines on how to treat the acute and chronic symptoms of the side effects that result from this disease.
Credit: The NCCAOM has designated this distance online education course with 4 PDA points

Music Therapy for the Cancer Patient

Music therapy is an evidence-based modality for reducing pain and anxiety, as well as providing emotional support for adult and pediatric patients. This course teaches music therapists to deliver safe and effective therapy to cancer patients and their families.

Yoga for the Cancer Patient

This program provides certified yoga instructors with evidenced-based medical training to safely and effectively offer yoga therapy to cancer patients in either one-on-one sessions or group classes.
CEU: 15.5 NCCAOM PDA point